South Africa,1842

Scope and Content

includes letters from:

John Philip, Philipton, Graaff-Reinet and Cape Town - extracts from letters to Jane Philips recounting his journeys; his judgement (with James Read) of charges against chief Waterboer; letter to Lieutenant Governor [Lt-Colonel Hare], Eastern Province, suggesting treaty with Mohesh [Moshoeshoe I ]; letter to Cape governor [Sir George Thomas Napier]; sending copies of papers re Basuto to Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, copy of letter to him; letters from several missionaries on LMS directors' resolutions re allowances

George Barker, Paarl

joint letters from John Philip and Jane Philip, Cape Town

Edward Williams, Hankey

Richard Birt, Umxelo [Botman's Kraal] - infant school started; benefits of girls boarding school

John Pears, Somerset - death of Dorothy Evans [widow of John Evans]

Robert Hart, senior, Somerset - Mrs Dorothy Evans' bequest to LMS, with legal opinion

James Read (junior), Kat River - his marriage to Ann Barker (daughter of George Barker)

William Passmore, Port Elizabeth

Jane Philip, Cape Town

T Standen, Grahamstown - requesting ordination of Nicholas Smit

joint letter from John Philip and James Read - reasons Holloway Helmore did not succeed at Likathlong/Lekatlong

Henry Calderwood, Cape Town and Caledon (Zurbraak) - his journey to Xhosa territory

Adam Kok III, Colesberg

joint letter from John Philip and Theophilus Atkinson, Colesberg

Eugene Casalis, Thaba mission [Thaba Nehu/Thaba Nchu]

Evan der Schulke, Cape Town

John Messer, Uitenhage and Wellfound [Welgevonden] - left Uitenhage following Mrs Messer's death

Gottlob Schreiner, Bethany, Thaba Nehu [Thana Nchu] and Beersheba

Theophilus Atkinson, Colesberg [Northern Cape]

Frederick Gottlob Kayser, Knapps Hope

William Elliott, Uitenhage

copy of letter of Moshoeshoe I to lieutenant governor [Lt-Colonel Hare], signed for him by Eugene Casalis and accompanied by joint letter from Eugene Casalis, Thomas Arbousset, F Daumas and S Rolland

joint letter by James Cameron, J F Pocock and James Collard, Cape Town requesting LMS to find a minister for Union Chapel, Cape Town

secretary to Cape governor, Cape Town

John Brownlee, Williams Town [King William's Town]

Christopher Sass, Theopolis

James Cameron, Cape Town - suggests Colonial Missionary Society might help with finding minister for Union Chapel

James Read, Philipton, Kat River - boers disturbing country, ordered missions to leave stations, taking possession

John Locke, Grahamstown

Reports from the following on their respective stations:-

George Barker, Paarl

William Anderson, Pacaltsdorp

Henry Schmelen, Komaggas

Peter Wright and Isaac Hughes, Griquatown

Theophilus Atkinson, Colesberg

Holloway Helmore, Borigelong

Henry Helm, Caledon

John Munro, Cradock

Richard Birt, Umxelo [Botman's Kraal]

Frederick Gottlob Kayser, Knapps Hope

John Melvill, Dysan's Kraal

William Passmore, Port Elizabeth

Albert Van Lingen, Graaff-Reinet

M Vogelgezang, Cape Town

James Kitchingman, Bethelsdorp

Arie Vos, Tulbagh (in Dutch)

James Read, Philipton, Kat River

William Philip, Hankey

Access Information


Other Finding Aids

Detailed lists for incoming correspondence from Southern Africa, 1797-1899 (lists E6 & E7), are available for consultation in the Special Collections Reading Room, SOAS Library. Includes detailed precis of letters up to 1866.

Archivist's Note